PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It's a good thing that Devin McCourty's NFL Draft stock appears to be soaring because the recent Rutgers graduate can use the money.
McCourty's wallet is lighter after he lost a $100 bet with his twin brother, Jason, who is fresh off a productive rookie campaign with the Tennessee Titans. The wager was over whether Devin could post a faster time in the 40-yard dash than his brother at last week's NFL Combine.
"I ran a 4.34 unofficially, but then the official times came out and I don't know why but it was a little slower," said McCourty, who officially ran a 4.48 in Indianapolis. "My brother ran a 4.32, but maybe he won't take my money and just think of it as a friendly bet."
McCourty had an opportunity to make his money back Wednesday at Rutgers' Pro Day, but he opted to participate only in defensive back drills.
"I did some DB drills and I think I did pretty good as far as my backpedaling and turning my hips go," McCourty said. "At the combine, I didn't sleep the night before, but today I had a little less anxiety."
By all accounts, the 5-11, 193-pound cornerback has improved his stock to first-round status in the three-day NFL Draft beginning April 22.
"I don't want to take any credit away from Dev, but I definitely tell him when he ends up in the first round to go to the store and buy me something nice," said Jason, who attended the Pro Day event with a watchful eye on his brother.